Ellesmere Town Council has confirmed it will be writing to a national bank to ask to reconsider a decision to close a branch.

In a meeting, held online, with Ellesmere Chamber of Commerce, councillors and officials met to discuss plans to ensure it has some banking services after TSB announced it will be closing in the town.

In a statement, the town council says they are seeking alternatives if the inevitable closure of the branch, in The Square, does happened, as expected.

A spokesman for the council said: "We will write a letter to the TSB requesting they delay the closing of the bank for 24 months (this has been done before by Barclays).

" We will research the number of other towns who have lost their (last) bank and ask them to join a pressure/action group."

Other ideas presented from the meeting include the involvement of North Shropshire MP Owen Paterson, who is based around the town.

The council added that it plans to also meet with Ellesmere Post Office to discuss future issues as post offices have taken on much of towns' banking services in recent years.

They will also write to the Co-op and open a dialogue with regards to them having a 24-hour ATM in Ellesmere.

They will also look further into Tesco’s plans to include full banking services in stores.